Candidate Videos: Rick Dennison, Bruce Arians, Darrell Bevell

Candidate Videos: Rick Dennison, Bruce Arians, Darrell Bevell

Here are some videos that might offer Bears fans a particular perspective into the personalities of men being considered by GM Phil Emery as the next head coach of the Chicago Bears.

Houston Texans offensive coordinator Rick Dennison:

Here are a pair of recent interviews with Colts interim head coach/offensive coordinator Bruce Arians:

Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell:


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  • First Beyouches!!!

  • Jets looking at Glitchy as GM...HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHhHA

    Good luck with that..they deserve each other

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    Glitchy and Rex Ryan can talk about their wives feet.


    Ok, I creeped myself out, there

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Yeah GP...I've got to take a shower to get that off me!!!!

  • + 1.......Arians

  • While everybody is jumping on the Arians bandwagon right now, I think Emery is secretly in love with Mike Sullivan.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    any particular reason?

  • In reply to evantonio:

    Word is Emery's interviews have all been 2-3 hours, but Sullivan's went 6 or 7. Sullivan is a military man, Airborne Ranger. He's in line with Emery and the whole leadership, excellence, synergy thing.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    You mentioned that earlier GP....good observation. All I know is E-Train is thourouh..........and I likey

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I've been synergizing all morning...


  • In reply to gpldan:

    maybe it's because they started playing a game of Risk. that shit can take forever.

  • i miss lovie :(

  • In reply to thebigcheese:

    god knows you will next year.

  • Johnnywad,

    The joke all morning on radio, even ESPN radio with Golic, is why does Hester own thee homes in the same suburb? Cracks have been:

    He can backpedal a mile and still be home.
    He can run the wrong way and still be home
    He can drive in circles and never leave home
    He's a poor judge of distance
    The realtor told him he could go sideline to sideline - within the burb

    and so on...

  • In reply to gpldan:

    oh - by hiding out in different homes he -- avoids contact

    forgot that one

  • In reply to gpldan:

    BAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHahahahaha... haaaaa... hehehehehe... heee... he.... he



  • In reply to gpldan:

    He heard real estate values were dropping, and he likes dropping things?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Those are all better than mine. I've been trying to cook something up all morning. I got nothin.
    Did anybody have an answer as to why he owns three houses in one city? Relatives? Baby Mamas? Posse?

  • In reply to Johnnywad:


  • In reply to SC Dave:

    i believe that buying small properties in Gurnee IL may be the worst investment available today.

    Are pro players afraid of actually making money on their "investments"?

    Ladder a million dollars worth of annuities and buy some fucking dividend stocks, damn man. 3 houses? 3 losses.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    He’s never exactly struck-ed me as a Rhodes fucking Scholar johnny.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    I doubt it. Why buy houses when he can buy restaurants and bars with liquor licenses? (Which are also known as licenses to print money). There has to be a stupidity component here that we just haven't heard yet. Besides, if he really wanted to invest in real estate, he could buy Terrel Owens' commercial holdings for 10 cents on the dollar.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Ya'll note I did not precede "investments" with "good".

    Damn, listni' to this and it's been a long time....

    Certainly one of the under-rated guitarists ever...

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    It's not my fault, johnny...not sure why I'm getting dragged into this.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Ha! Not YOU Posse. Posse, posse. Not the proper noun. You know, his boys. His bum friends from Miami.

  • Mike Sullivan sounds like the kind of guy we could use. As a former 82nd Airborne paratrooper myself, I will tell you from personal experience that I put more stock in somebody that's served, and especially somebody that's served in the capacity that Sullivan has, than I do in a civilian. No offense meant, that's just the way it is. Emery is a huge proponent of service and discipline, which is AWESOME. Sullivan has been very successful everywhere he's been, and he would prevent us from going the re-tread route(Arians, etc.), which I loathe. The more I read, the more I like on this guy. Hell...he got Josh Freeman to drop 20 lbs and turned him into a real NFL QB. That's gotta say something, right?

  • He's also a blue-belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu......hell yeah I'm on board with this guy. Anyone who can turn Eli's Manningface into a SB winner can work with #6.

  • In reply to MattySouthside:

    I want the best football man of the bunch. If that's Sullivan, great. I could care less if any of these guys served in the military or know Kung-Foolery. Nothing against the military. My brother was a career military man who made the ultimate sacrifice.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Sorry about your bro, Canada.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    Thanks Dave. That was a long time ago (30+ years). He graduated from Anapolis and was a helicopter pilot. He spent 2 years flying in Viet Nam (the first year flying off a barge on the Mekong River). Second year off the coast flying in and out. When he came back, he was a flight instructor for the Navy. He was on a training flight with 3 others when it went down. Ironic that it happened Stateside instead of Viet Nam. He loved flying helicopters.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    That sucks Canada. At least he went doing something he loved. How many people can say that? Beats the hell out of cancer, dimentia, etc. So are you and your family Americans living in Canada? I've been curious how a Canadian becomes a Bears fan.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    Thanks Johnny. I've always found comfort in the fact he loved doing that for a living.

    I did a 10-day bicycle ride from Vancouver to Banff. There was a really cute woman working for the bicycle touring company that had really bad taste in men. We started dating. She didn't want to move where I was living and I was more than happy to leave. I had been transferred there for work and never really liked living there (that's putting it mildly). I ended up quitting my job, selling my house and moving to Canada. Canada Immigration wasn't too impressed so we got married right away and I applied for a work permit and permanent resident status. Took me a year to get a work permit and 2 years to get permanent residency. Since then I've become a Canadian citizen (I'm a dual citizen). My 3 sisters live in Illinois. And that's the rest of the story!

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Cool. My wife and I stayed on Pender Island, B.C. for our honeymoon. I loved it. The scenery up there is
    second to none.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    So you're handle really should be 1/2CanadaBear!

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Your wife doesn't have bad taste. Your almost as cool as the Fonz.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    still hate the fact we lost to the shithawks, I live just outside vancouver , port moody to be exact and there's alot of shithawk fans here, I've been a bear fan way back , watching sweetness run amok , his energy and determination , I live by , I agrtee with Canadabear just get the best man for the job and lets get back to being a Great Fucking football Team ...

  • In reply to CRAZZYBEAR:

    You live in a beautiful area. One of my favorite vacations was skiing at Whistler for a week. I wish there were some mountains around where I live.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Yeah, I agree with you Canada. No offense to any serving military, but a lot of the guys I know who joined the military were fuck ups. The military "fixed" some, others not so much. Others who did join out of "duty" and "honor" were quickly disillusioned. The military, like any other organization, is a mixed bag. Soliders in it will be the first to admit this, and some of the stories which will never air on CNN are downright shocking.

    And this coming from a guy who is surrounded by military men. I have friends and family who serve or have served in every branch of the military, from jumping off planes, piloting them, to going six months in subs, to plain ole boots.

    I just want a guy who can coach the Bears to the S.B. Lovie, after all, was an upstanding person by all accounts. Meanwhile, the Shannihans and Paytons of the NFL are collecting rings.

    And sorry to hear about your bro, Canada.

  • MB-

    Good luck tonight.

    My advice, if poon is all your after, it may not work out. Better to be prepared then surprised. My advice: Don't push too hard. Even if you're not looking for a relationship, there's nothing wrong than waiting it out a few dates. She may surprise you. She may be nice AND eventually let you have your fun too. If after a few dates, she won't put out, try gently waving your hand in front of her face, saying, "You do want coitus..."

    I don't know why I felt the need to share this advice with you, but I did. Take it or leave it of course.

  • "Don't push too hard.". Did you do that on purpose? I'm getting mixed signals Doc.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    There's a time and place for hard fucking.

  • well, i'm going to nominate that for DBB quote of the year.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    "Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies."


    "There's a time and place for hard fucking"


  • In reply to Waffle:

  • In reply to Waffle: guys are fucking funny.

    Wouldn't it be ironic if MB opened the door to her pad, and she looked like this?

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Let me be the first to vote yes on that being the DBB quote of the year.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:


  • Well that clears up the mixed signals.

  • Hey Coitus! Wup wup wup wup wup, nyuk nyuk.

  • Doc, thank you. Very eloquently put... I've actually been trying to convince myself of the same strategy all day.

    Not sure if my winky will agree to that, but we'll see. If she's super cool and fun to hang with I might be able to... if she's just lame AND prude, I may not waste my time. Bottom line, I'm going to get some sushi with a 7.5 who seemed to be somewhat interesting tonight, so the night could be worse.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Get some!

  • In reply to Viva:

    Hahahahahahah! perfect.

    You still owe me a steak you bastard!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    My Sweetie Pie and I have had a running joke for years. Sushi, Sake, Sex. Works for me (as long as I stick to the green tea). Hope it works for you!

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    that's the plan canada, I shall do my best sir.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Two words.


  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Don't let her know you think she's a 7.5. The tuna at the sushi joint will be the end of it. There will be a tuna shortage for the rest of the night

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    I have a BRUTAL scale johnny... my 7.5 is probably everyone else's 8.5-9.

    Doc, you saw the young lass... what # do you assign to her exterior?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Since we're all handing out dating advice, "Something About Mary" actually advocates a very valid strategy before any date...

    Also, before the advent of automatic door openers, I actually put into practice this sage advice from "Bronx Tale"...if anyone has any more modern "tests", I would love to hear them.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I wouldn't go higher than an eight, but I didn't get a good look at her curves because she didn't stand up, so a 7.5 seems fair.

  • Sullivan graduated from West Point
    Emery taught at Canoe U.

    Very intriguing indeed.

    I still think Phil need not look any further than Toub to find a guy who consistently out thinks his opponents. Notwithstanding luck, strategy and tactics are all that is left when dealing with equally talented rosters.

  • In reply to Viva:

    he kinda got out thunk on that GB fake FG. that shit hurt.

  • In reply to evantonio:

    Totally agree but sometimes you just have to tip your hat to the opposition. It was the perfect call and was perfectly executed.

    I was shocked when McCarthy tried another trick play on ST's in the second game. That was all about ego because there was no way you could make any case that was a good call.

  • In reply to evantonio:

    Yes, Evan. Blemishes exist.

  • In reply to Viva:

    you don't have to tell me that. i've seen myself nekkid.

  • In reply to evantonio:

    Good One!

  • In reply to evantonio:

    I remember that play. I also vaguely recall Peanut actually overshooting and allowing the play to happen. Still, that was a good suprise by the Pack.

    However, when they tried that shit again the last time, Toub def had his guys prepared. They were ready for that trick punt return by the Pack which they turned over and gave us life.

    I read somewhere that if it weren't for that blocked kick (by a kicker not named Gould) returned for at TD by Ariz, that if it weren't for that one play that the Bears SP Teams unit would have ranked in the top 5, again.

    That's pretty remarkable considering all the turnover annually in that unit.

  • ...and devin fucking hester

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    let's not forget eric weems and his inspiring run backs to the 14.

  • Rodgers may have thin skin, but he's had to climb his way to the top. He was probably pissed on repeatedly by the guys who were recruited into Cal that he had to pass on the depth chart.

    And then, there is Penis Texter himself, that stupid fucking redneck that disgraced his own legacy in Green Bay.

    Passed over for Alex Smith by the Niners. Ha.

    Anyhow, he comes off as a pretty testy guy here:

    "It's ok that you laugh."

    Yeah, he's wound tight. But he's a great player even if he is a Packer.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    He can be a great player but he's still a GIANT dooooooooooosh!

  • Have to believe that Melissa Stark's mere prescence in that 2nd Arians inteveriew precipitated the tangent this thread has veered sharply into.

  • This is fucking AWESOME:

    Just pure brilliance.

  • I didn't think about the possible rule changes with chop blocks, but it might actually effect the game and our H.C. decision. It's the little things.

    "Dan, considering the lack of talent (and I use that phrase generously) at offensive line, what are the chances a new head coach chooses a zone blocking scheme? It worked well in Denver when Mike Shanahan was coaching, and today we see the Texans as the standard bearer for that style of blocking. Given Arian Foster and Matt Forte are similar in skill set and Jay Cutler could probably run a naked bootleg play better than Matt Schaub, the move seems to make sense for me in "skill position" personnel and in helping mask the deficiencies in the O-Line. What is your assessment? -- Tom C., Columbia, Mo.

    Interesting thought. I wouldn't rule it out. Especially if Emery were to settle on Texans offensive coordinator Rick Dennison. But if you did make the switch, you might need more offensive linemen than you would otherwise. The good thing is it's easier to find blockers for a zone scheme than it is blockers for a man scheme because of supply and demand. There are way more teams that use a man scheme. There also is this to consider: NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has made it clear the league is thinking about making chop blocks on running plays illegal. The backside chop is a staple of zone blocking teams, and could affect their running games significantly."

    Pompei's mailbag.

  • * affect


    And since we're most likely rebuilding the entire Oline, I'm not sure it matters what system is put in place. I do know Tice liked those big uglies like Louis, which is not a good fit for zone blocking which typically relies on faster smaller olinemen.

    Just a little tidbit to chew on.

  • Its an interesting point. And it has occurred to me as well regarding zone blocking (which Denver apparently claims it can do without chop blocking - but look at that run game). Also occured to me regarding the 3-4. Right now, sack masters are at a premium and the league isn't doing much to curtail the trend. But eventually, as QBs get more and more protection, we could see a swing back toward coverage defenses like... the cover 2.

  • @JayGlazer
    "@mortreport: Rob Chudzinksi is a done deal. He is the Browns new head coach. Confirmed."

  • @DaBearNecess
    RT @KeithBritton86: Source says Chudzinski will likely bring Norv Turner as part of #Browns coaching staff

  • Geez, with MB and all the semi-solicited dating advice, I suppose Ishouldn't my upcoming fugue in Central America thang...

  • Thanks everyone for the kind words. It will be interesting to see MB's mood tomorrow. Hopefully he's whistling a happy tune!!!!!!!! We all need to get the tree trimmed.

  • Jimmy Johnson tweeting that bears are going with Trestman the cfl guy

  • Trestman.

    Chicken Dinner again. Can't predict Emery

    Trestman prepped Cutler for the combine, so Jay probably blessed it

  • If we go with Trestman we are going with a guy with HC experience, a shit ton of assistant coach experience, an offensive mind and experience with a lot of QB's and systems.

    Just because we don't know alot about him doesn't mean he wouldn't be good. With that being said, I don't know if Jimmy Johnson has the sources to break that story.....unless Trestman or someone close to him told Jimmy directly.

    Just draft some linemen and get a TE and a backup safety and all will be right with the world.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    agreed. the only thing i know for sure about trestman is that he's won the grey cup and he pees standing up.

    and even my "knowing for sure" about the peeing isn't 100%. what's to say he doesn't sit in the morning after he's just woken up? lord knows i do. who wants to concentrate when your eyes are still fuzzy?

  • I seriously doubt that Trestman himself knows whether or not he got the job. Plus, the Bears have a lot of work to do in getting a new staff together and preparing for the various pre-draft festivities. If Trestman was hired, Emery would have broken the news himself.

  • Heard Biggs on the Score this morning and the morning guys essentially broke the news to him about Jimmy Johnson's tweet. It was good stuff - he was formulating his reaction to the news right then and there; got into work and he had an article on the Trib saying what he was thinking out loud on the Score - with one omission.

    Biggs doesn't beleive it - he said Emery would not be going through the interviews this weekend if he made up his mind. He does say in the article that maybe Johnson meant Trestman is being considered for OC; the tweet does say "LOOKS like..." But Biggs doesn't think Emery is out interviewing for anything but HC.

    Finally, Biggs did ask the Bears for official comment and they only said they won't comment while the process continues. Very different than saying we have made no decisions yet.

    For what any of that is worth.

  • In reply to BillW:

    Emery is shooting up some 5-hour Synergy with Arians this Sunday.

    I have to think this is not over.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    agree GP....

    JJ is a "Mitch" He's just trying to keep his ego out there...simple

  • In reply to gpldan:

    but i just read that arians wants to go to SD now that Tom Telesco is brought on board.

    oh, rumors.

  • I like Darrell Bevell. He looks like an old "Wolverine" of comic book

  • Per Biggs on Johnson's tweet.

    "Now, Johnson did not specify Trestman was specifically coming to the Bears as head coach. It is possible he could be considered for another role ..."

    Well THAT statement is ludicrous on it's face.

    Trestmen's a viable candidate for multiple BFL Head Coaching positions but he's willing to to talk with the Bears about a LESSER position?

    Yeah, right!

    And that is JUST what any new HC candidate would want to hear. Emery pre-hiring the staff for him.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:


  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    All Biggs is doing with that statement is trying to make SOME sense out of a tweet by JJ that defies explanation. If you heard him on the Score, you'd know he really didn't believe JJ was right. Biggs was very confused though since Johnson (despite his ego) is not one to spread false rumors.(like the ESPN guys who always talk about be 95% sure of something that turns out not to happen.)

    As Ricky would say -
    JJ, you got some 'splainin' to do!

  • In reply to BillW:

    Bill...maybe JJ's looking to switch over to ESPN...and then another reality show....hahahaha

  • In reply to BillW:

    SI is reporting it as fact. There are dozens of news sites with this story. The Bears are going to forced to make an official comment if they want the weekend interviews to happen. It will be tough to get a playoff-involved coach to take time when he's hearing the decision has already been made.

    And Jimmy Johnson is going to have to explain his tweet and/or stand by his comment.

  • In reply to BillW:

    just checked. SI is reporting johnson's tweet as fact, as in he did in fact say what everyone's saying he said. they're not confirming the actual content of the tweet.

  • In reply to evantonio:

    True - good point.


  • In reply to MB30SD:

    tee hee hee

  • JJ..just tweeted

    "Lovie interviewing for the Waterboy for the Bears"

  • Actually, Lovie was spotted at O'Hare boarding a plane to SD this morning. Amazing comments on PFT about how great a coach Lovie was. Not by Bear fans obviously.

  • In reply to BillW:


  • For your viewing pleasure, because I love you.

    Techie nerds only.

    Came across this film-maker techie archivist, Jason Scott. He did two documentaries that took years to put together.

    Bulletin boards:

    Text-based adventure games:

    ...and Robert X. Cringely's excellent documentary based on his book Accidental Empires :

  • what do you look like Irish?

  • I think it's safe to say steven punter is a SuperNerd

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    actually every dude in this vid is a SuperNerd.


  • MB,


  • This just in from Jimmy Johnson's twitter feed:

    "MB's date spits, doesn't swallow"

    MB, can you provide confirmation? we're ready to go to print....

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Her name is Prudey McHotty

  • New Thread.

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